I’m now fully convinced that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is going to be considerably better than its predecessor even if it ends up being a bad movie. The Crank guys having Ghost Rider fighting Satan in Transylvania with the help of an alcoholic warrior monk is guaranteed to entertain on some level. Add Idris Elba as that drunk monk, and the odds increase dramatically.
The Takers star must really be determined to get himself a comic book franchise. Elba co-starred in DC Comics’ The Losers earlier this year, he’ll be seen co-starring in next year’s Thor, his name gets bandied about in regards to Luke Cage and Blade, and now he’ll be playing an alcoholic warrior monk out to recruit Nic Cage’s Johnny Blaze to assist his sect in a war with Satan.
Also joining the cast is Johnny Whitworth (Gamer, 3:10 to Yuma) as a criminal working on behalf of the devil to find a mortal boy Satan wants to take possession of. According to THR’s Heat Vision Blog, Whitworth’s character eventually gets turned into a demonic creature.
Shooting begins next month.
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